Sholing 1-0 Lymington Town
Boatmen won and retained the Russell Cotes Cup, lifting silverware in October for what must be the first time. Dan Mason got the only goal, knocking in a corner at the far post in a keenly fought game. Sholing had the better of the chances, with Dan Miller heading against the bar and the Lymo keeper pulling off good saves to deny Byron, D-Dan & Sawyer. Lymington had more pressure in the second half, working some good shooting chances, but majority of their final efforts were off target, although they did hit the outside of the post very late on - Match Report
FA CUP SOLD OUT!
All tickets have been sold for Saturday's FA Cup home game against Torquay United. Please do not contact the club about tickets as no spares are available or waiting list being made. Only those 400 people with a ticket will be allowed access to the ground on Saturday. There will be additional security at the ground on the matchday. Thank you and well done to those who got a ticket and apologies to those fans who missed out. In normal circumstances, we easily could have had over 1,000 at the game, but we've had to work within the current restrictions.
Sholing 0-2 Wantage Town
Boatmen went out of the FA Trophy after a lacklustre performance that was very much a case of "after the lord mayor's show" from Tuesday. Wantage looked much the sharper team in the first half and scored twice in 2 minutes, one from a corner and then after a soft penalty award. Sholing were well below our usual standards, repeatedly giving the ball away and lacking threat. Byron came on for the 2nd half, despite not being fully fit. We had more pressure, with Jake having a freekick well saved, then a turning point when Targett appeared to head in at the far post, but the officials controversially said the ball hadn't crossed the line. It wasn't to be and a disappointing early exit from the Trophy, but no denying that Wantage deserved to progress - Match Report & Photos
Buy Match Tickets Online
We have partnered with "Skiddle" to provide an online sale platform for our home game tickets. We urge supporters to buy online to allow us to both better plan for games and to minimise the use of cash at the turnstile. After buying your ticket online, please print it off where possible to bring with you to show at the turnstile. If that's not possible, then show your confirmation on your phone at the turnstile. Sholing will receive all of the ticket price back into the club via Skiddle, but obviously they are providing us with a platform, website and payment system and charge booking fees to cover that. However, we have negotiated a reduced fee for Sholing fans. Click the links to buy tickets!
Sholing 5-2 Walton Casuals
Boatmen created club history by reaching the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round for the first time after a stunning game of football at the Mackoy Stadium. A first half that took 98 minutes to complete after 2 floodlight failures, saw Stu Green put us in front, capitalising on a weak back pass, before Walton hit back with 2 goals to go in front, before Stu Green again was sharp to take advantage after good work by Byron. Then the lights went out, came on, then went out again, before the final 2 mins of the half were played out, with both teams agreeing to switch straight around to start to the second half. What a half it was to be for Sholing, with Charlie Wagstaffe scoring his first for the club, after striding into the box and stroking the ball home. Then after Green had been tripped, Dan Mason blasted in a penalty, before Brad Targett burst down the left channel and slotted past the keeper. It was a brilliant game of attacking football by both sides, but a great shift by all the Sholing players and will live long in the memory! The draw will take place on Thursday for the 4th Qualifying Round - Match Report & Video Highlights
Home game guidance for fans
In line with the latest Government instructions, face masks must be worn inside the clubhouse on matchdays and the Saturday morning breakfast club. Orders for food & drink will be taken from the tables, but orders can also be placed via the outside hatch. Also, a QR code will be available to scan at the turnstile for the NHS Covid19 App. The rest of the advice is as before, please social distance inside the ground & waiting at the turnstile, sanitise your hands, pay by contactless terminals & 1 in 1 out system for the toilets. Our home games are limited to a capacity of 400, which we expect will be enough to cope with usual demand, but if we reach that figure, the turnstiles will have to close. Full details & our Covid Documents can be viewed here